Welcome back for Term 3. We have another busy term for students with Science Week, Book Week and both Faction and Interschool Athletics Carnivals. The Grounds and Gardens team and volunteers have had another very constructive holiday break with Stage 2 of the Oval Project completed for the commencement of the term. The long jump pit has already seen action this week with the thumbs up given by Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny. Our thanks to Travis Lithgo, Chris Gwynne, Trevor Haliburton, Jason Mascurine, Tracy Denham, Scott Yelland, Simon Allen, Jonathan Lawe Davies and Brad for all their hard work.
As a staff we will be concentrating on the priority area of writing and all classes will be trialling aspects of Talk for Writing, which has been very well received by both staff and students.
The new Student Councillors will also be leading a campaign for road safety around the campus which will include writing articles for the newsletter and many other initiatives.
The P&C will be running the annual disco, which is a favourite for students and deafening for the coordinators, along with planning for the Community Fair in October. To stay informed come along to the next General P&C Meeting on Monday, 31 July 2017.
BUILDING PROGRAM 2018
I have included a link to the plans for the new build which will start early next year. The planning for the build commenced in late 2015 with a brief from the School Board of maximising play space for students.
The plans do involve the removal of some trees including the Moreton Bay Fig currently located in the Pre-primary playground. Any removal of trees is regrettable, however we are committed to working with the P&C Grounds and Gardens Committee to ensure there is a Tree Replacement Plan in place for the future of the campus. The Education Department policy is to plant four trees to replace any removed as part of a building program.
The plans were drafted in late 2015 with consultation of the School Board and were shared early last term at a meeting including representatives of the Board and P&C.
At the completion of the build the school community will have a facility which will accommodate the needs of our students.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Caz Shurmer, Lou Terry, SIM teachers and the other parent helpers who made the Music Camp 2017 possible.
This opportunity allows our students to come together and improve their skills, perform and cement their love for music as well as have fun and build relationships with other music students. On behalf of all the music students, we thank you and appreciate all your time and effort.
For a full report and information about the SIM selection process see the Music News on our school website.
Benvenuta Cecilia – Welcome Cecilia!
We warmly welcome our Term 3 Language Assistant, Cecilia Deleo from Milan. Cecilia is being hosted by the Rodgers and Stevens-McGillivray families.
Cecilia is studying Languages and International Relations at Milan Catholic University and has a keen interest in Education.
I am really enjoying my time at Mount Hawthorn Primary School.
The students are creative and fast learners. They try their best to learn Italian through different, playful activities. They are very friendly and I look forward to learning from them as well.
To celebrate Science Week all students are invited to participate in our school STEAM Challenge based around the REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RETHINK philosophy.
The STEAM challenge is to create something NEW and REUSEABLE from something you may normally just throw away. Consider our FUTURE EARTH and design an object that you will continue to use again and again! This is an at home activity. Entries are due to your classroom teacher on Monday, 14 August 2017. Jen Meyer, Jen Townsend and Mel Russell
FREO KWIK KICK AND LONG BALL
Congratulations to the following students who competed successfully at the State Semi Finals of The Fremantle Dockers Long Bomb and Kwik Kick Competition during the school holidays.
Peter K (Year 5) – Long Bomb
Peter K and Cooper S (Year 4 and 5) – Kwik Kick
Isobelle H and Vienna O (Year 4) Kwik Kick
Justine HJ (Year 5) Long Bomb
Lily P and Rhianna K (Year 6)
These students will now represent Mount Hawthorn Primary School at the Grand Final to be held at Domain Stadium as the Curtain Raiser to the Fremantle vs Gold Coast Game on Saturday, 5 August 2017.
NATIONALLY CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA 2017
All schools in Australia participate in the annual national collection of data on students with disability. The broad categories of disability are physical, cognitive, sensory and social/emotional. Students who have adjustments to their learning, or are supported at school are included in the data collection.
Schools and education authorities use the data to assist their planning to meet the needs of students. Personal details, such as student names or other identifying information are not provided so that confidentiality and privacy are upheld.
Book Club (Issue 5) is due by Monday, 31 July 2017. Online orders only – no cash payments accepted.
Term 3 accounts have been sent home with students this week and your prompt payment for these activities is appreciated. For those who have not yet paid for Term 1 or 2 activities we are happy to accept payment via credit card (Qkr, Visa or Mastercard), cash or cheque at the school office.
GARDEN PLANTER BEDS
If you would like to make a silent auction bid on the metal garden beds in the veggie garden please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 31 July with your offer. Click HERE to see sizes. You must remove and collect them from site.
EARN AND LEARN
We are participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn program again this year. Start collecting stickers from today. Collection boxes are located outside Woolworths at The Mezz and at Kindy, Pre-primary and outside the Admin office.
Year 6 parents are reminded that Enrolment Applications for Year 7 2018 are due by Friday, 28 July 2017.
Important Dates for Term 2
Friday, 28 July
Assembly Year 1 Room 4 GOLD
Monday, 31 July
P&C General Meeting
Friday, 11 August
Assembly Year 2 Room 7 GREEN
Monday, 14 August
STEAM Challenge Kindy – Year 6
Tuesday, 15 August
Wednesday, 16 August
Parent Liaison Meetings and School Board Meeting
Thursday, 17 August
Friday, 18 August
School Photos and Assembly Year 1 Room 10 GOLD
From the P&C
The next event is a Footy Game on Saturday, 5 August 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Leederville oval. To register your attendance click HERE. If you would like more information please contact Steve McQuillan steve@mcQuillans.com
The next P&C General Meeting will be on Monday, 31 July at 7.00pm in the Harbeck Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The School Disco will be held on Friday, 18 August at Braithwaite Hall (Upstairs).
Kindy to Year 2 – 5.00pm to 6.00pm $8.00 per ticket
Year 3 to Year 6 – 6.30pm to 8.00pm $10.00 per ticket
Adults will have a separate bar area downstairs. No alcohol will be able to be taken upstairs. To purchase tickets online visit https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=299786 or purchase them in the undercover area on Friday mornings from 8.30am.
We need many volunteers to help make this event run smoothly, if you can help please signup to volunteer at
Lauren needs external stall holders to return their forms by Tuesday, 1 August so she can allocate stalls. Forms are available on the website.
Shoni has organised the next class stall holder meeting for Wednesday, 9 August (7.30pm Oxford). This will be the last opportunity to put forward your sponsor “wish list” as we’ll be approaching corporate and local sponsors.
Jodie wants to know if you are interested in performing at the fair.
Marlene is interested in all potential sponsors. A sponsorship proposal is available on website.
Donations for the trolley – please clearly label your donations or donation collection bags.
We need an “Artist in Residence” to decorate the new rebound wall on the oval.
We would like borrow old desks and equipment to set up an old style classroom if you know of any which may be suitable.
One book of raffle tickets will be sent home to each family with instructions – great prizes to be won! Ticket sales commence on Monday, 7 August. The raffle will be drawn at the fair. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.